There is a difference between invention and innovation, and Samsung has hardly shown any signs of new technology being introduced through its devices up till now. The octa-core powered S4, unlike many had expected and were raving about, has failed to show drastic improvements in performance as per the benchmarks, and the international version of the device has only managed to score a little over HTC’s latest flagship, One. The AnTuTu benchmark depicts a completely different spectrum, where the HTC One managed to score more than the S4.
Just like Sony’s Xperia Z, we saw an increase in the count of megapixels on the S4’s camera. HTC, however, took things to the next level by introducing its very own, UltraPixel technology along with the all-aluminum unibody design, which left many experts stunned by its beauty. The S4 looks almost as it was a recent version of the S3, and is built on the same polycarbonate plastic which was used on Samsung’s last flagship. While HTC takes a risk-centered approach to attract attention, Samsung seems to play a safe game by putting together the “winning combination” which made Galaxy S3 the Smartphone of The Year 2012.
2. Upcoming devices like Motorola X, Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3
There is a reason why people are unwilling to spend money on a onetime full-fledge purchase of new devices, and that is largely due to the rapid development of technology. With thousands of names in the market holding launch events for their flagships round the year, it is hard for someone to be completely satisfied by the already-itching S4. Take for example Samsung itself – they have got a phablet up their sleeves with a 6 inch HD screen. Now that’s sounds something more like an upgrade to the 5 incher S4, doesn’t it? With upcoming devices such as Samsung’s Note III, Motorola’s X device, and Apple’s rumored iPhone 5S hyping up the market, you might not want to get the S4 and end up feeling remorse once these new flagships are released.
3. Has Samsung’s S4 really upped the game with an octa-core processor?
Research shows that the eight cores on the Galaxy S4 have not added wonders to the possibilities of the device, nor have they yet been made compatible to be operated within USA for LTE connectivity. Although an octa-core powered phone may sound very beastly, in some cases, the device may not be your choice at all! Expected performance glitches, setbacks and rumors keep on updating the Android community regarding the device’s superfluous battery consumption, rapid temperature rises and unnecessary reboot requirements which have made many think other flagships as the “better option” to go for.
Well whether you are going to buy Samsung’s latest flagship, or are going to wait for what the Android Babylon has got in store for you, one thing’s for sure – you will be holding one of the best devices for the year!